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That's funny
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Whoa, very cool make ups!

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Wasn't the 888 based on the 808 and the 808 in turn based on the 88? I guess the 890 is just the next evolution of their squared toe last, can't say I like it though, much prefer the more classic aesthetics of the 888 and even more so the 808 over the 890. With every evolution the successor to my eye seems to have gotten slightly more aggressive (the nose became more square and more chiseled).

I am curious to know how the 82 and 888 were received by the E.G. enthusiasts and long time customers at the time when they first started appearing in stores and on the internet. I have only been into E.G. since 2011, but I presume at the time the 82 and 888 were generally seen as more agressive and less classic at the time by the then current E.G. enthusiasts.
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First suede and CC Nevis I have ever seen, looks awesome!

Thanks for sharing!
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Wasn't the 888 based on the 808 and the 808 in turn based on the 88? I guess the 890 is just the next evolution of their squared toe last, can't say I like it though, much prefer the more classic aesthetics of the 888 and even more so the 808 over the 890. With every evolution the successor to my eye seems to have gotten slightly more aggressive (the nose became more square and more chiseled).

I am curious to know how the 82 and 888 were received by the E.G. enthusiasts and long time customers at the time when they first started appearing in stores and on the internet. I have only been into E.G. since 2011, but I presume at the time the 82 and 888 were generally seen as more agressive and less classic at the time by the then current E.G. enthusiasts.
A comment from Tony on another board, from 2005:
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...people actually had trouble accepting the 888 last saying that it looked too Italian, which I think is completely wrong, but the majority of our customers are still very conservative.

Tony
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I notice a trend that makers seem to introduce new lasts more frequently. As a retailer (and Shoe Freak), I have to say that I would prefer fewer new lasts and more new styles. Not only does it become more perplexing for clients (especially for experienced buyers who has nailed down their lasts/size) the more lasts they have to chose from. It's also more expensive to develop new lasts compared to developing a new style pattern. Is it a move to expand variety and thus increase sales? Or a service to provide lasts that are more easy to fit clients into? Just a reflection. A bit off topic I guess,

Steve, what's your 2 cents?


I am 100% with you on this, a few weeks ago I tried on a pair on the new 890 last which looked a bit too Italian for me!
One of the reason I buy English shoes is that I prefer the elegant shape of the shoes compared to some of the more flamboyant offerings.
However the new 72 last is a superb fit for me just like the 202 or 64 last.
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Today's boot. Leffot MTO. Berry suede upper and antique burgundy lower on dainite 82 last. 3sixteen brown weft 17oz raw selvedge denim.
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That is one heck of a cool - and bold! - Galway makeup.

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I can't wait for my burgundy makeup!!!

 

Nice boots, MrV!

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Looks amazing. I want to wear Galways everyday. Goal is to add one more Galway and one GG Thorpe this year.
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Today's boot. Leffot MTO. Berry suede upper and antique burgundy lower on dainite 82 last. 3sixteen brown weft 17oz raw selvedge denim.

really nice!  good to see that the sizing ended up working out for you :cheers:

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really nice!  good to see that the sizing ended up working out for you :cheers:

 

 

Thank you good sir.

 

The fitment isn't ideal...but it's the best I'll be able to come by unless I specially ordered a 'D' width. The 82 last is quite finicky for my foot. The large instep volume facilitates a marginal amount of heel slip, even while laced completely closed. Length-wise they're perfect, width wise they could be more sleek...overall, I think they'll do just fine. :)

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Thank you good sir.

The fitment isn't ideal...but it's the best I'll be able to come by unless I specially ordered a 'D' width. The 82 last is quite finicky for my foot. The large instep volume facilitates a marginal amount of heel slip, even while laced completely closed. Length-wise they're perfect, width wise they could be more sleek...overall, I think they'll do just fine. smile.gif

An extra insole will fix that in a jiffy.
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An extra insole will fix that in a jiffy.

 

Forgive me as I'm an EG newcomer and a long time Alden shell guy...But with regard to insoles, I'm under the impression that utilizing them compromises the integrity of the footbed? With Alden's I've always been told to refrain from them because it interferes with the 'molding' process and puts your foots out of alignment of the natural flexpoints of the shoe.

 

Is that not the case with EG's?

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